I don't know about your part of the world, but here in the US there are basically three kinds of movie theaters. My favorite kind is the little independent movie theaters that show artistic movies, foreign movies, documentaries, and indies. Another kind of theaters show current movies, and with the latest addition of comfortable recliners, they became more welcoming to me, especially when they show classic old movies, or (rarely) something of my interest (Woody Allen, for one).
And finally, there are older movie theaters that show second run movies. As I understand, they once were "normal" movie theaters, but as their equipment got older, instead of either upgrading it or demolishing the buildings, they offer movies for discounted prices, anywhere from 1 to 3 dollars. Such theaters can be a little on a low maintenance side, to say it politely, and aren't my first choice, but I love movies, and sometimes they show movies that I want to see on a big screen, as this time with The Addams Family (1991).
Justin and I pretended that we were in the 1990s, on a date, and The Addams Family with beautiful Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams, spooky Christina Ricci as her daughter Wednesday and dashing Raul Julia as her husband Gomez Addams was just released. Suddenly, on our real date, we went 25 years back on our imaginary date, and the worn out second run movie theater, as our time machine, became charming.
It was easy for me to pretend because I've never seen the movie, so it was an actual premiere for me. I haven't seen the TV show either, but I was familiar with the characters and rather fond of them thanks to a couple of local productions of the musical I watched in the past few years.
My outfit was born spontaneously, and I think it was inspired with the themes of The Addams Family, and made it very Halloween appropriate. The skirt is the queen of course. I bought it on clearance last Summer. I wore the wool scarf for warmth, I wasn't even sure it would be good with the whole look - but actually it was just the right finishing touch! I'd wear this outfit to a party if I went to one. Not really a costume, but an inspired look.
The Mamushka dance became the most unexpected part of the movie to me, which tied the cultural phenomena that is quite alien to me, back to my roots. In a surprising and spooky way of course!
You know, in so many years living here, I still discover things about American culture that take me by surprise. Only recently I started realizing that October here is all about Halloween just like December is all about Christmas. I mean, in traditions of celebrations, coming up with costume ideas (Anya comes up with a new one every year, and at Justin's office they have costume contests), movies, shows, events, decorations, and even specific foods - all are Halloween themed this month. After watching the movie last night, we stopped by a local grocery store where Justin found Vampire doughnuts - raspberry filled little pastries. It isn't only a commercial holiday - the whole country actually loves and celebrates it one way or another. Such things connect people and make cultures and nations what they are.
I did not grow up with this holiday, but I am warming up to it.
What would you wear for a Halloween party?
Skirt - 6th&Lane (bought on clearance)
Peplum jacket - Girl With Curves (old)
Lace camisole - Lane Bryant (old)
Wool scarf - handmade, via Garnet Hill (many years ago)
Fishnet tights - Lane Bryant (?)
Boots - Aquatalia (old)
Sunnies - Christian Siriano for LB
Purse - vintage
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